Lariely is thrilled to be opening a middle school in New York City! She is currently the Dean of Teaching and Learning at KIPP Washington Heights Middle School in NYC. Before becoming an instructional leader, Lariely served as the founding 5th grade writing teacher at WHMS. In her time at the school, she has served as Grade Team Leader, Dean of Students, and head of the Writing and ELA departments. She also participated in the KIPP Teacher Leader Program. Lariely’s teaching career began, however, in the South Bronx where she taught fourth grade for three years in a dual language charter school as part of her Teach for America commitment. Lariely believes strongly in the importance of empowering students by giving them access to an education that allows them to explore their identity in its many facets and looks forward to building a school where this is not only possible but at the core of the institution. Lariely received a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a MS. Ed. in Dual Language Education from Bank Street College of Education. Outside of work, Lariely loves to spend time with her son and daughter and learning new things from YouTube tutorials.